An amalgamation of two works published by the editor in 1822 and 1826. "Select remains of the ancient popular poetry of Scotland" and "Early metrical tales."
v. 1. Preface. Advertisements prefixed to the former editions. The awntyrs off Arthure at the Terne Wathelyn. The pystye of swete Susan. Orfeo and Heurodis; or, King Orfeo, Thomas of Ersyldoune and the quene of Elf-land. The fermorar and his dochter. The battle of Harlaw. The thrie tailes of the thrie priests of Peblis. Tayis bank. The epistill of the hermeit of Alareit to the gray freirs. The tale of Colkelbie sow. The tale of Rauf Coilsear. John the reeve. The laying of Lord Fergus's gaist. Sir John Rowll's cursing. Ane ballet of the nine nobles. The Duik of Orlyance in defence of the Scots. A poem by Glassinberry. The ring of the Roy Robert. -- v. 2. Lichtoun's dreme. Symmie and his bruther. The manner of the crying of ane play. The Gyre-carling. King Berdok. The wowing of Jok and Jynny. A ballet shewing how a dumb wyff was maid to speik. The murning maidin. Welcum to May. The wyf of Auchtermuchty. Ane ballat of Allane-a'-Maut. Sir John Barleycourn. Ane descriptioun of peder Coffeis. Ane ballat of matrymonie. King Estmere. Adam Bel, Clym of the cleugh, and William of Clowdeslè. The history of Sir Eger, Sir Gryme, and Sir Gray Steill. The history of a lord and his three sons. Roswall and Lillian. The promine to King James the sext. Ane godlie dreame, compylit in Scotish meter. The lovers quarrel; or, Rosamond of Scotland. Index to principal matters and glossary